New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner S
Y Quraishi on Friday said there was no question of advancing
Assembly elections in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu as time for
the polls was still away.
"Nothing in the radar. We come into the picture only
six months before the due date. Before that we have no locus
standi at all. At the moment there is no question of Tamil
Nadu on our table," the CEC said when asked whether the poll
panel would advance elections in Tamil Nadu due in May 2011.
Quraishi gave a similar reply when asked about
advancing polls in West Bengal. He said Assembly elections in
West Bengal are due on June 11, 2011. "Before December 11, we
are not in the picture at all," he said.
Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee has been
insisting on early polls in the Left-ruled state citing
"breakdown" of law and order there.